Louise Barsthorpe was a student from Taunton. In 2008 she was 13 years old and was playing Combat 3000. Unbeknownst to her, it was under the control of an alien general named Uvlavad Kudlak. Kudlak was recruiting human adolescents as soldiers for his army and used the laser tag games to test their skill with laser weaponry. Players who reached Level 2 of the game, were deemed worthy of joining the Uvodni military and were transported via technology reminiscent of a H2O scoop to a Uvodni warship which was travelling to a battlefield somewhere in the Horsehead Nebula. Louise Barsthorpe played well enough to reach this stage. She soon found herself far away from home.
The disappearance of Louise Barsthorpe and many other children from different areas of England, did not go unnoticed. A former investigative reporter named Sarah Jane Smith, her adoptive son Luke Smith and his friends Maria Jackson and Clyde Langer asked about their whereabouts. Luke and Clyde made it to the ship and tried to rescue the others in the ship's shuttle, but they were recaptured and brought before Kudlak and his commanding officer, the Mistress. When Luke Smith and Clyde Langer started to play the game Louise Barsthorpe was already missing for 16 days. Kudlak came across a message to the Mistress that the war they were fighting had ended a decade before. Kudlak returned the children to Earth, some of them long after they had left. (PROSE: Warriors of Kudlak)